SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Bay Area Rapid Transit stations in San Francisco and Oakland should be getting a lot cleaner.
Four months after Supervisor Hillary Ronen personally started cleaning the 16th Street Mission station, BART said it will hire more than 20 janitors.READ MORE: Family Killed On Hike In Sierra National Forest Died From Extreme Heat
Ronen said she’s seen the effect a spiffed-up station has on riders.READ MORE: Former Oakland Police Captain Wounded During Fatal Shooting At Gas Station
“The transit riders are thrilled and are finally honestly getting the respect that they deserve,” Ronen told KPIX 5.
BART said the new janitors will be assigned to stations with the largest riderships, which include the five stations in the Mission District and Downtown San Francisco, along with three stations in Oaklnad.MORE NEWS: Snapchat Ad Sales Suffer, Social Media Stocks Dip in Response to Apple Privacy Moves
Officials said the new janitors should be on the job by March.